• Motorcycle ride ends in heartbreak

    MELBOURNE — Misty Burton had just pulled her motorcycle into the parking lot and was waiting for her husband to catch up. James was always late. Minutes after she sent him a text her phone rang. She didn’t usually answer numbers she didn’t know, but …

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  • Benefit set for Saturday

    MELBOURNE — A benefit at the Izard County Fairgrounds begins at noon Saturday with proceeds going to help defray funeral and medical costs in the death of James Burton. Organizers want to help relieve some of the stress for Misty Burton and her 4-year-old son …

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  • Variety Night raises $80K

    With more than $80,000 raised and 2,500 people fed, the seventh annual Variety Night was the best one yet, according to John 3:16 Ministries founder Bryan Tuggle. The fundraiser for the spiritual boot camp for men with addictions was held at the University of Arkansas …

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  • 2 arrested when gun, drugs found

    WALNUT RIDGE — A man who tried to hide from police by going out a trap door was captured and taken to jail Tuesday, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Dotson said officers went to the residence of Jeremy G. Kisling, 36, at 54 …

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  • Man arrested for beating up girlfriend

    On Wednesday, a 7-year-old boy went to a neighbor’s house and asked the neighbor to call police because his mother was being beaten up. Independence County Officer John Carroll was on his way home from work when he heard the call around 6 p.m. to …

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  • BPA awards property owners

    The Batesville Preservation Association announced its 2013 awards for preservation and restoration at its annual membership meeting Oct. 26, recognizing four homeowners and one downtown property. An Honor Award went to Fellowship Bible Church in recognition of the restoration of the neon Landers sign. A …

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  • Lyon College receives $3 million via Title III grant funding

    Lyon College will receive more than $3 million via the United States Department of Education’s Title III program to strengthen institutions, according to a news release. The college recently learned only six institutions in the nation are to receive Title III, Part F funding, and …

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  • McDonald named new foundation director at hospital

    Matt McDonald of Batesville has been named White River Health System Foundation Director, announced Gary Bebow, WRHS administrator/CEO. As foundation director, McDonald is responsible for the advancement of the WRHS Foundation through effective leadership, cultivation, implementation and administration of foundation activities, fundraising programs, and donor …

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  • Jackson Co. moves jail site

    NEWPORT (AP) — Work on a new jail in Jackson County has been delayed after officials decided to build the facility in a different location. The county initially planned to build the new jail next to the current facility in downtown Newport. But County Judge …

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  • FutureFuel to join S&P SmallCap 600 on market index

    New York — FutureFuel Corp. will replace A.O. Smith Corp. in the S&P SmallCap 600, according to a news release. The change is among several that will be made among the stock market indices after the close of trading on Monday. While FutureFuel (NYSE:FF) will …

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  • Bank awards grants to Southside School District

    SOUTHSIDE —  First-graders at Southside Elementary will soon be learning, using Android tablets while middle school students will be taking it outside after their teachers were awarded special project grants by First Community Bank. Of the several proposals submitted, two were selected by a team …

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  • ‘Reel Rock 8’ event announced

    The documentary “Reel Rock 8” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday in Couch Garden on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. “The Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world,” a news …

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